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Hugs in a Mug | Mama Elephant

Happy Thursday Y’all! I hope that you’ve been enjoying the last of summer as we transition into FALL! Yes in CAPITOL letters as I love all things fall, especially all the cozy rainy crafty sessions, with a cup of hot chocolate on the side! I love my hot drinks in the fall and winter, so of course this cute Hot Cocoa stamp set from Mama Elephant jumped into my cart as soon as it was released!

To create this card, I started by stamping all of the images from the Hot Cocoa stamp set onto some heavy weight card stock and coloring them using copic markers. The I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combos : BG 13, 32, 45; YG01, 03, 21; R01, 08, 11, 14, 24, 32, 43; C1; N4, 6; YR00, 01; E11, 13, 15, 27, 31, 55, 57

To create the shaker background, I die cut the Six Window Cover die from some white card stock and inked it up using shabby shutters and worn lipstick distress oxide inks, leaving a bit of white space in the middle, I backed the die cut with acetate, and layered on the foam tape and filled it with some seed beads.

I finished off the card using a sentiment from the same stamp set, embossed in white on to black card stock and trimmed down into a strip. I adhered it to the center/white area of the card, and arranged the colored images around it, adding one of the little accents to each one.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered on Instagram so I can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Birthday Gnomes | Mama Elephant

Back after enjoying some time of social media, not really time off since I planned my first party in almost two years! It was so good to see friends, celebrate my little one and enjoy the summer weather!

If you haven’t seen these posts (here and here), I have been dusting off my Mama Elephant stamps (#hoarder) and sharing entries for the #mamaelephant2021gdcall! Today’s card was a special one as I custom made it for my close friends birthday, and if you can’t tell, she loves gnomes!!!

To creat this card, I started by stamping all the images (didn’t end up using them all!) and multiples of the gnomes holding the sign, from the Little Gnome Agenda stamp set. I colored them in rainbow colors, added the letters of my friends name using the little alphabet stamps from the Little Signage Agenda stamp set. I die cut the gnomes using the coordinating dies.

Next I created the scene to add the gnome, starting with the Slim Card Basics die set from Mama Elephant. I die cut the scallop rectangle once and the stitched rectangle 4 times. Then I die cut 3 of the 4 stitched rectangles with the Slimline Horizon Borders from Honey Bee Stamps. I inked them with shades of green to add the “hills” and “grass”, and used the Petite Clouds Stencil from Newton’s Nook Designs on the forth die cut to create the sky. I added the layers with foam tape, ending with a very thick card, but I wasn’t to worried as I wasn’t mailing it!

To finish off the card, I started by adding the die cut gnome images, some with glue, some with foam tape for added dimension, and accented them with some flowers from Pretty Pink Posh’s Bunny Friends Stamp Set. Lastly, I remembered that I did not add my sentiment! Quickly stamped one from the Simple Sentiments Stamp Set, this is a perfect example where the tiny sentiments save the day!

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call! You can find my previous entries here and here.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see! 


Happy Crafting
Farhana

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Out of this World | Mama Elephant

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to be sharing this card today, finally! It’s been sitting in draft mode for a while (I created it for a friends baby!), and I figured now it’s the perfect time to share it for the Mama Elephant guest design call.

If you have noticed (especially on my Instagram) I have been creating lots of scene and CAS cards! It’s been so much fun working with stamps that are not floral! There’s so much potential out there! And when it comes to scene cards, I have been loving sea and space themed cards! I have a bunch on them waiting in my cart too!

To create this card, I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the images from the Little Agenda Spaceship stamp set, and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I created to galaxy backgrounds on A2 sized card fronts using distress oxide inks. I won’t do into details as there’s no need for me to reinvent the wheel, but long story short, I ink blended darker shades of yellow, purple and blue randomly and cover the whole sheet with Black Soot Distress Ink. To add some dimension and add some “stars” I splattered both the sheets with water and silver paint.

I attached one of the galaxy panels to an A2 top folded card base, and die cut the second one with the Six Window Cover die using foam tape, to create windows for the name of the baby I was giving this to. I used the CZ design All Caps No 1 dies cut the letters from silver card stock, and added them in the windows.

Lastly I added all the die cut colored images, some with liquid glue and some with foam tape to add dimension.

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call! You can find my first entry here.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see! 


Happy Crafting
Farhana

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Winter scene card | Mama Elephant

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! For once I’m not too excited about the short week, as I keep thinking it’s Monday and I have wayyy to many things to get done! And of course I am procrastinating by editing pictures and writing this blog! But I couldn’t let the chance to guest design for Mama Elephant pass me by!

For today’s card I pulled out some older winter themed stamp sets, inspired by all the “Christmas in July” posts that I have been seeing lately!

I’ve recently been loving creating scene cards with critters and these animal friends on the sledge are the cutest! I stamped and colored the image from the Dashing thru the Snow using zig real brush markers and cut it out using the coordinating dies.

To create the scene, I started by dry embossing an A2 piece of white card stock using the Snowflakes Stencil and die cut a window from it using the Window Frames Die. Next I stamped and colored the mountains and evergreen images from the Scene Builder stamp set and cut them out using the coordinating dies. Lastly before assembling the card, I added some “snow’ using a snow pen and glitter on the trees.

I started to assemble the card on some light blue cardstock as the sky (you can also use an ink blended panel) and first added the mountains and trees, layered to peak through the die cut window. Next I added the embossed card front with the die cut window with some foam tape. Lastly I added the little critters and finished off with a sentiment strip using the Simple Sentiments stamp set.

As mentioned before I am adding this as an entry to the #MamaElephantCD2021Call!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you are every inspired by work you can copy away! If you do share on social media, please tag me so that I can see!


Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Bold floral cards (with Studio Katia)

Yay! I made it! After sharing today’s cards I’ll have shared 31 cards in August with a day to spare! I actually made 25, the rest were from before, but I still assembled/wrote the blog posts so it counts!

The images on this pair of cards started of as an experiment to test copic combos, and silly me didn’t write them down, cause most of them worked and I would have loved to reuse them. But oh well, next time! And I just couldn’t waste these pretty images so two more cards to my stash!

For the first card, after coloring the floral image from Studio Katia, I ‘highlighted’ it using a BG10 copic. Then I trimmed down the edges using a border die, lastly I stamped and embossed a sentiment, trimming it down before adhering it with some foam tape. Finishing off the card by adding it to a kraft card base and adding some nuvo drops.

For the second card, I trimmed down the colored card front, added a sentiment on a banner die cut, adhered with foam tape. Before adding it to a card base, I backed it with a borders I cut using a slim line frame die cut and added a few nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;

Lovely Blooms Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Dies
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Eyelet Borders Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
Clear Embossing powder

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

P.S. Submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Butterfly Scene Slimline – Inky Paws Challenge #130

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love making floral cards! Anything else is a challenge! Including making a scene card, which is the theme of this challenge!

The card I came to for this challenge is probably not really scene, but its the best that I could come up with given my stamp collection! I really need to diversify my stamp collection!

I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the butterflies from Beautiful Wings. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I just fussy cut them! Next I die cut the frames, cloud and hills from a slimline die set. To create the ‘scene’ I ink blended the inner frame using Broken China and Lucky Clover, the cloud strip with Tumbled Glass and the hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. I assembled the card with lots of foam tape, arranged the butterflies, and finished off with a sentiment, white embossed on a piece of black card stock. Lastly I added some nuvo drops!

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Beautiful Wings stamp set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Concord and 9th

Kraft Slimline card (with Concord and 9th)

Happy Saturday y’all! Does it really matter anymore what day it is? I feel like I’m living the same day over and over again in an infinite loop. Super grateful that I have my crafting stash to distract me and give me an outlet! All that hoarding is playing off! Speaking of hoarding, this card is made using a really old Concord and 9th set, but it was brand new in my stash!

Copic coloring on Kraft paper is one on my favorite techniques, I especially love using it for fall cards, as the muted effect works well with fall colors! I started off by die-cutting a slimline card front from kraft paper, then stamping the large floral bouquet from the Hello lovely set using brown copic friendly ink. Then I colored in the image, using the copic combos listed below.

Copic Combos : YG 67-63-03, G 94-YG 63-21, RV 69-66-63, V 17-15-12, RV 09

Once I was done coloring, I heat embossed a large thanks sentiment on the open space, and added some clear and Golden nuvo drops to finish of the card before adhering it to a white 3.5 x 8.5 card base.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Hello Lovely Stamp Set – Concord and 9th
Large Thanks – Honey Bee Stamps
Slim cut basic creative cuts
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay sane, safe and crafty!
Farhana

Evelin T Designs

Peony Slimline (with Evelin T Designs)

Welcome back! Hope y’all had a great weekend! It sure was HOT here in Seattle! Thank God for AC and craft time! My new obsession is digital stamps! I love that they are way more affordable, can be resized, foiled and there’s no shipping time! Win-Win- and so many more wins!

For today’s card I used the With Love, Peonies from Evelin T Designs. I resized the image and printed two of them on the same sheet to be able to create a slimline card front.

Copic Combos : RV 63 – 66 – 69 and YG 67 – 63 – G 21

I colored the peony images using the copic combos list above, then die cut using a slim line die. Then I added a die cut sentiment, cut from golden card stock and stacked with regular cardstock for added dimension. I finished the card by adhering the card panel on to a kraft card base.

Can’t wait to use this image again! What’s your favorite digital stamp? Let me know in the comments below!

As always thanks for stopping by and here is a list of products I used :

With Love, Peonies
Thank you Script die
Slim cut basic creative cuts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Gold Glitter cardstock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana